Scotland is an exciting place to be right now and, not for the first time, we are attracting more attention around the world than our geographic size might ordinarily warrant.
The Scottish Franchise Week (28th of April - 1st of May) is celebrating Scotland's strong performance within the franchising sector through a series of activities and events. The British Franchise Association (bfa) has teamed up with franchising professionals to provide educational seminars, social activities and business events which are free to Scottish residents.
Top supplier of pet food sniffing opportunity in Scotland and Wales!
The market for pet food grows ever larger in the UK, so much so that it has attracted one of Europe’s top suppliers is now seeking Master Franchisees in both Scotland and Wales. Founded in Sweden in 1987, Husse is a European market leader in quality pet food home deliveries.
If you are running a successful business in Scotland, the time may be right to look to expand it.
Franchising is an excellent method of expanding an already successful business but that's not to say that it is right for every business.
In this section we look at the benefits of franchising a business, we help you to identify if your business is franchiseable and we outline
the steps to franchising a business. You can also contact franchise consultants based in Scotland to enquire about franchising your own business.
As part of Scottish Franchise Week, 28th of April - 1st of May, Wright, Johnston and MacKenzie (WJM) are facilitating a prospective franchisee seminar to provide all the necessary legal information you will need to consider if you are looking into buying a franchise.
As a taster of what you can expect, this exclusive article from Martin O'Neill advises why it is important to use a lawyer who specialises in franchising.
Developing a business presence in a new Scottish territory can be time consuming and costly so the advantage of taking on an existing franchise,
that is already known in the area and which has current customers and clients, is clear. That is not to say growing any business is easy - far from it - but it is easier to move on and drive a process that is already underway. In this section
we look at the benefits of buying a franchise resale and also provide advice on the steps to take if looking to sell your own franchise business in Scotland.
Financing a franchise in Scotland
By Richard Holden, Lloyds Bank
Small business is the lifeblood of the Scottish economy and plays a fundamental role in the countryâ€™s success. Confidence is growing amongst business owners in Scotland according to recent reports that indicate the availability of affordable finance is now considered to be significantly higher than twelve months ago.